Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Windshield wipers

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Fully defrost the windshield before switching on the windshield wipers.

Note:

Make sure you switch off the windshield wipers before entering a car wash.

Note:

Clean the windshield and wiper blades if they begin to leave streaks or smears. If that does not resolve the issue, install new wiper blades.

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Do not operate the wipers on a dry windshield. This may scratch the glass, damage the wiper blades or cause the wiper motor to burn out.

Always use the windshield washers before wiping a dry windshield.

Rotate the end of the control away


Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the speed of the wipers. Rotate toward you to decrease the speed of the wipers.

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